Ivan Paisov was born in Moscow in 1973 into a family of famous musicians. He first studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School and in 1997 graduated from the Russian Gnesin Music Academy as a pupil of Professor Pushechnikov. Ivan Paisov is a prize-winner in international festivals and contests, including those in Sveradov (Poland) and Druskininkai (Lithuania). In 1992 he joined the famous State Academic Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra as a principal oboist and since then he has not only toured with this orchestra but also gives solo recitals and concerts with other leading orchestras in Russia and abroad. His appearances include performances at various festivals in Russia, Italy, Finland, and Sweden, as well as in Japan, Yugoslavia and South Korea.
His repertoire includes over forty oboe concertos and about fifteen solo recital programmes. He has a very special interest in rare repertoire and in the works of living composers. Ivan Paisov has made numerous radio recordings. He founded and became the artistic director of the Adagio Chamber Music Ensemble in 2000 and has been a leading performer with the Moscow State Philarmonic Society since 2006. He plays a Rigoutat oboe.